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Discussion in 'General Software' started by mrw1986, Sep 13, 2011.

  1. mrw1986

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  2. Frick

    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    That is not like an RC. This is a pre beta, developer build. Expect crashes and general asshattery.

    I shall try it anyway!
     
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    I want this, any idea what will need to be done to get it, do we have to sign up to anything, only irritating thing is it's released at around 4 in the morning in uk time so I hope this can was wait till morning
     
  4. mrw1986

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    @Frick - Yep, I'm installing it anyway as well!

    @Cheesy999 - No clue if you have to sign up for anything. Didn't look into it much yet because I'm at work still.
     
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    it's on msdn so you may need a subscription to that to download it, hopefully not though
     
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    Meh; not excited.
     
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    Im sure that you will be able to get it from Captain Jack Sparrow.

    Ill try tossing it on a virtual machine and have a peek at it even though I dont like it thus far. Maybe physically playing with it will change my mind.
     
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    Even though you'd be physically playing with it virtually.:p

    Still confused how we can obtain it. Do we have to sign up with anything or pay a subscription with MSDN?

    EDIT: Just read one of the links. Seems to be out for everyone at 8PM
     
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    My interest is piqued.
     
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    Downloading 7:04PM CST
     
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    AsRock TPU addict

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    dank1983man420, Frogger and Mussels say thanks.
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    newtekie1 Semi-Retired Folder

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    Same here, and it is downloading nice and fast too. Got 12 threads going downloading sections of it and getting just over 6.5MB/s. Not bad for something that I'm sure is getting slammed with downloads right now.
     
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    Dido. Downloading now.
     
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    kinda weird so far... once I figured how to get out of the tile screen, it looks almost like w7 ( hit the windows key ) ;)
     
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    newtekie1 Semi-Retired Folder

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    Well, VMWare player freaks out when you try to install the Preview... Looks like I have to wait until tomorrow to install this on a spare machine at work.:(
     
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    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    its ditto... but yeah, same.
     
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    Installing via virtual box right now, they changed the extra partition windows creates from 100mb to 300mb

    I would also like to thank Steve Ballmer and his love for developers for this release
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMU0tzLwhbE
     
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    Downloading as well. Lets use this thread and report back findings/bugs, what apps work, what don't, etc.
     
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    Absolutely. I was in Longhorn as a real beta tester, still my favorite OS.
     
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    There should be a no-thanks button on TPU.

    I had to burn my eyes my eyts and ears out after watching that, and am now touch typing thanks to you.
     
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    I was talking about the singer so you spelled it wrong.
     
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    I really don't like the metro interface on a regular desktop PC .. at least have the option to revert to the classic start button.....


    I'll give you guys something to laugh at me about: ...... It took me 25 minutes to figure out how to turn of my PC in w8 :)
     
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    lol

    Can we see some screenshots TPUers?
     
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    FordGT90Concept "I go fast!1!11!1!"

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    Makes me wish I had a spare computer to play around with it.

    I wonder if Metro is fully programmable via WPF like Windows Phone 7 is.
     
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    It is. There is a distro with the development SDK to do just that.
     

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